Organic Produce & Information
Up to 60% of our family’s eco-footprint comes from the food we buy. There is no easier place to start looking after ourselves and our planet than at the store…
A food cooperative or co-op is a food distribution outlet organized by a group of like-minded people within a particular zone. The decisions regarding the production and distribution of the food are agreed to by the members of the co-op allowing for a higher level of social responsibility in reference to the provenance and quality of the produce.
www.organicconsumers.org – Non-profit, public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability.
http://www.gracelinks.org – Aim is to increase public awareness of the critical environmental and public health issues created by our current food, water and energy systems, and to promote a more sustainable future.
http://www.cooperativegrocer.coop/ – Food co-op directory plus information.
www.localharvest.org – Connects people looking for good food with the farmers who produce it.
http://www.acornorganic.org/ – Information on organic agriculture, eating organics, and connecting all the parts together.
http://organicweek.ca/ – Largest annual celebration of organic food, farming and products across the country. Includes a store directory.
http://cultivatingfoodcoops.net/ – A network of food and farming co-ops working towards a co-operative and sustainable food system by strengthening the food co-op movement in Ontario.
http://www.localfoodplus.ca/ – Solutions provider for local sustainable procurement, committed to growing local sustainable food systems. Lots of information and a store/farm directory.
http://www.sustainweb.org/ The alliance for better food and farming advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, enrich society and culture and promote equity.
http://foodmatters.org/ Food Matters is a not-for-profit national food policy and advocacy organisation working to create sustainable and fair food systems.
http://www.soilassociation.org/ A UK membership charity campaigning for healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use.
https://www.organicukfood.com A group of organic companies and organisations have joined together to create the ‘Organic Naturally Different’ campaign. The aim of it, including the website, is to communicate the organic message to consumers.
http://www.sustainweb.org/foodcoops/ – National food-cop finder.
http://www.foodwise.com.au/ – ‘FoodWise’ is DoSomething’s national campaign to reduce the environmental impact of Australia’s food consumption, to become educate and inform Australians about the food that they eat.
http://consumewithcare.org/ – A not-for-profit website which aims to educate and inspire consumers to make conscious choices, with regards to their health, animals and our precious planet. There are recommendations for which products to buy and where to buy them, how to make more conscious consumption both easy and accessible.
http://www.youthfoodmovement.org.au/ – A nation-wide movement that brings young people together around food to make our generation aware of their power as conscious consumers by building understanding and value for the food we eat.
http://sustainabletable.org.au – A young and innovative not-for-profit organisation that empowers people to use their shopping dollar to vote for a food system that is fair, humane, healthy and good for the environment.
We’ve gathered together just a few of the many resources available to provide you with the information you need to live a happy, healthy and informed life. We are always looking for more links, tips and tricks and would love to hear from you. To share your knowledge please write to firstname.lastname@example.org